Upcoming Programs and Events

For more information about programs and events, contact Lawrence Willim at 248.553.2400 x124.


Holocaust Memorial Center Events

Community Events

April 14 / 7 pm
Holocaust and Armenian Genocide Cooperative Event
Industry and Resistance: The Mechanics of Genocide

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. Focusing on the role of the camp and transit systems during the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust, respectively, scholars Khatchig Mouradian and Peter Hayes seek to grapple with the scope of each genocide and the functions which contributed to their deadly efficiency.

  • RSVPs not necessary
  • Admission: Free

Sponsored by: The Armenian Resource Center at the University of Michigan - Dearborn, Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University, and the Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive


April 19 / 1 pm
Community Memorial Service
Yom HaShoah

You are cordially invited to attend our annual community-wide Yom HaShoah commemoration, to be held on Sunday, April 19th at 1:00 p.m. at the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus.

  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Admission fees waived for the day
  • For more information, please contact Selma Silverman at 248.553.2400, ext. 112 or selma.silverman@holocaustcenter.org

Presented in cooperation with the Shaarit Haplaytah Organization, C.H.A.I.M. (Children of Holocaust Survivors Association in Michigan), Hidden Children and Child Survivors Association of Michigan, and B'nai B'rith Great Lakes Region.

This service is generously supported by the Marsha & Harry Eisenberg Family, the Robin & Leo Eisenberg Family, the Karp Family, Shari (Ferber) & Alon Kaufman, Lisa & Gary Shiffman, Judy & George (z"l) Vine, Lori & Steven Weisberg, and Lori & Alan Zekelman.


April 26 / 11 am
Presentation by Jack Lessenberry
The Media Today - And Why the Holocaust Still Matters

Though history has witnessed many unspeakable horrors, only once has a highly cultured, highly technological nation attempted the "scientific" murder of an entire people -- and nearly succeeded. Yet though what happened is still in the living memory of millions, today, other millions are growing up with, at best, only the vaguest idea of what happened -- jeopardizing humanity's vow of "never again." Jack Lessenberry, an Emmy-award winner who is head of journalism at Wayne State University, looks at the media's role.

  • RSVPs not necessary
  • Admission: Free

Presented by Wayne State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and The Guy Stern Endowment in Exile and Holocaust Studies.


April 21 / Noon
Holocaust Commemoration
Official State of Michigan Holocaust Commemoration

You are invited to join survivors, legislators, and community leaders at the State Capitol Rotunda in Lansing.

  • Location: State Capitol Rotunda, Lansing, MI
  • For more information, please contact Renee Fein at rfein@jslmi.org